1 Dead, 1 Injured After Plane Flips Over While Taxiing
By Jason Hall
September 2, 2022
One person has died and another was injured after a plane flipped over while taxiing on the runway at Orlando Executive Airport amid severe weather conditions on Thursday (September 1), officials confirmed via NBC News.
Two people were on board the twin-engine airplane at the time of the accident, which took place at 5:00 p.m. local time, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
One person was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other was taken to the Orlando Regional Medical Center to be treated for injuries, though their status wasn't clear as of Friday (September 2) morning, according to the City of Orlando Fire Department.
The fire department said it had initially received reports of "two aircrafts that crashed."
A spokesperson for the Orlando Executive Airport confirmed that a separate plane had also flipped over during the incident, but didn't have anyone inside at the time and acknowledged that the crashes took place amid unfavorable weather conditions, WESH reports.
The airport cited a special weather statement from the National Weather Service shared on Thursday, which warned of heavy winds reaching up to 40 MPH in the area until 5:15 p.m. local time, advising residents to "seek shelter in a sturdy structure" during the storms.
The National Transportation Safety Board will lead an investigation into the incident, according to the FAA.